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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Editor's Note: Events are listed in alphabetical order of the organization sponsoring them.

Chabad of La Costa—High Holiday Preparation—Rabbi Michoel Shapiro, director of education at Chabad of La Costa, will present a three-part seminar titled “Putting the High In the High Holidays,” at 7:30 p.m. on three successive Thursdays: Aug. 27, Sept. 3 and Sept. 10, at 1980 La Costa Avenue, Carlsbad. The first seminar will deal with Rosh Hashana history and such customs as the blowing of the shofar, fasting and wearing white.  The second will deal with the Machzor, the High Holiday prayer book, and the stories behind some of its prayers. The final session will highlight inspirational stories associated with the High Holidays. The seminars are free but reservations are require via RabbiShapiro@Gmail.com, or by calling 760-943-8891.


Francine Busby for Congress—Fundraiser—Numerous friends in the Jewish community of congressional candidate Francine Busby are hosting a $100-per-person fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alvarado Estates home of Betty Byrnes. Cosponsors include such community figures as San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald, Elaine and Murray Galinson, Lucy Goldman, Paula Siegel
and Jan Tuttleman. More information from Leigh at (760) 681-4108, or via email, leigh@busbyforcongress.com.


Jewish Family Service - BIGPals—Jewish BIGPals, a program of Jewish Family Service of San Diego, matches Jewish adults with Jewish children, ages six to sixteen, from single parent families. There are more than 4,600 Jewish single parent families in San Diego. Many of these children, most of whom have been through a divorce, death or abandonment, need a positive influence in their life. Volunteer to be the positive role model they need, by listening, encouraging, motivating and being their friend. Jewish BIGPals urgently needs volunteers in the North County area, especially male volunteers. Interested volunteers are invited to attend an Information Night on Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Jewish Family Service - Turk Family Center (8804 Balboa Ave., San Diego, 92123).A Big Pal is a mentor and a confidant who helps a child by forming a lasting, supportive relationship on the journey to adulthood. Studies show children who have gone through the BIGPals program are more likely to succeed in school and have better relationships with their families. Big Pals are Jewish adults age 19 and older, who want to have a positive impact in the life of a child. Big Pals meet with their Little Pals twice a month for three to six hours. Activities have included enjoying sporting events, going to the park, and volunteering at a local animal shelter. Jewish BIGPals also plans quarterly activities for all Big and Little Pals to come together. For more information or to volunteer, contact (858) 637-3090 or visit www.jfssd.org.         

Jewish Family Service— Domestic Abuse Spiritual Support Group—Begins Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 4:00-5:30pm, 6 sessions Abuse comes in all shapes and sizes. Verbal, emotional, financial, sexual, or physical.  If you've experienced any of these types of abuse, we hope you'll join us. This spiritual support group is for Jewish Women who have experienced or are experiencing any kind of domestic abuse. The group draws from religious themes and rituals to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, letting you feel safe, comforted, and encouraged to share and heal. Co-facilitated by Rabbi Aliza Berk, LMFT, Director of the Jewish Healing Center, and Lauren Boucek, LCSW, Project SARAH Program Coordinator.
Location is Confidential - Free child care is available
Special screening process to ensure safety and confidentiality.
For more information or to register, call Project SARAH's safe and confidential line at (858) 637-3200. Read More>>


Jewish Family Service—Hard Times Workshops—Even if you thought you'd never need Jewish Family Service's services, the agency has programs to help you in the troubled economy.Today's economic crisis has created extreme hardship for many in our community, including many families who've never needed assistance before. That's why JFS created this program--to provide special help during these hard times .JFS can help with job search skills, understanding bankruptcy and foreclosure, reducing stress, regaining sleep, and more. So if you've hit hard times and need help turning things around, JFS is here for you. All workshops are free and open to everyone. Upcoming is:
Thursday, September 10, 2009—6:00-8:00pm - "Ebay and Craigslist: Selling Step-By-Step," Skip Slade, Educator; JFS Turk Family Center - 8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego, 92123. Have something you're ready to get rid of but think it's
too good to give away? Learn how to sell it on Ebay and Craigslist, in this step-by-step workshop. (Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge and email address.) Read more & register online
. More workshops and support groups are listed online on the JFS website. If you still haven't found what you're looking

for, give JFS a call at (877) 537-1818. Our intake coordinator can help connect you to a counselor or case manager who can work with you individually.

Lawrence Family JCC
—Art exhibit—The Gotthelf Art Gallery, part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, is pleased to announce the new exhibition Like Water on Rock: Exhibit by the Jewish Women Artists’ Network, running September 10, 2009 – October 30, 2009. Art is for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the artists and the Gotthelf Art Gallery. An opening night reception with several artists in attendance will be held on Thursday, September 10th at 7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The title of this exhibit relates the phenomenon of the soft continuous drip of water that eventually erodes a hard rock to personal, familial, communal or global challenge and change. The poetry and image of Like Water on Rock provoke a variety of responses and suggests a relationship between time, the human process, the persistence of change and the many layers of meaning that speak to each artist in her own way Dr. Barbara Gilbert, Senior Curator Emerita of The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, selected the work for this exhibition. Dr Gilbert points out the great diversity in this exhibition as well as the wide range of personal expression: “Beginning in the nineteen-sixties when artists in greater numbers began to explore the potential of their Jewish heritage, most efforts were identity-based. Like Water on Rock provides an opportunity for artists to transcend this earlier approach, challenging them to think expansively and take ideas and values inherent to Jewish tradition, adapting them to concerns of the larger society.” The participating artists are: Linda Arreola, Ruth Askren, Madeleine Avirov, Helene Aylon, Carol Buchman, Emily Corbato, Anne Doris-Eisner, Harriet Finck, Karen Frostig, Teresa Gale, Sari Gilbert-Batchelor, Fay Grajower, Beth Haber, Katherine Janus Kahn, Rachel Kanter, Julie Klaper, Wendy Sue Lamm, Elaine Langerman, Aline Mare, Freyda Miller, Priscilla Otani, Margaret Parker, Roxanne Phillips, Cindy Rinne, Launa D. Romoff, Dawn Saks, Masha Schweitzer, Margaret Silverman, Simone Soltan and Marian Yap.Thirty artists from across the United States were selected to comprise this exhibit. "To have thirty talented Jewish women artists exploring the theme of change is exciting to see, "says Randy Savarese, Gotthelf Art Gallery Committee Chair. "We are excited to give these artists a platform to exhibit their diverse work and the San Diego community an opportunity share art from around the country." The Jewish Women Artist’s Network is a special interest group within the National Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) and is the only organization of professional Jewish women artists in the United States. The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, is located at 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Gallery hours are Sunday-Friday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m. For more information about the Gotthelf Art Gallery and other programs of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, visit the web site at www.sdcjc.org or call (858) 457-3030.

Lawrence Family JCC—Cooking healthy for the Holy Days—10:30 a.m., Shula Gabbay will show participants how to modify their recipes to make them more nutritious. Melanie Rubin (858) 362-1141, and leave message which date you can come. Fee $3 JCC member, $5 non-member

Lawrence Family JCC- H20 Aerobics—8:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, $7 JCC member, $12 non-member per class, or $40 ten classes for JCC member, $55 for non member. More information at (858) 362-1337,  or via the website www.lfjcc.org

Lawrence Family JCC—Pan Card Game – For JCC members only, no fee; 11:45 a.m to 3:15 p.m. For more information (858) 457-3030 or via the website www.lfjcc.org

Oceanside Museum of Art
Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz— Esther Nisenthal Krinitz was a teenager in rural Poland when the Nazis invaded her quiet village, changing her life forever. Separated from their family, young Esther and her sister survived the Holocaust pretending to be Polish Catholics, eventually coming to America after the war. Several programs are planned throughout the exhibition that celebrate Jewish culture and honor Holocaust memories. In New York, Esther continued the sewing and embroidery she learned as a child. She was an avid storyteller and throughout their lives, shared with her daughters the story of her harrowing days as a youth in Nazi occupied Poland. A gifted seamstress, Esther decided, at age 50, to tell her story in cloth, stitching thirty-six beautiful and poignant appliqué and embroidered panels which comprise the exhibition, Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. It will be shown through October 25, except Mondays. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.to 4 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m.-4 p.m. For more information call the museum at (760) 435-3720, or visit its website at www.oma-online.org

San Diego Jewish Chamber of Commerce
—Business Mixer at Ralph's—To better acquaint the Jewish community with its line of kosher groceries, Ralphs is hosting a mixer for the San Diego Jewish Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, at 8657 Villa La Jolla. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for guests for the event which organizers say will feature "mingling, networking, raffle prizes and giveaways, not to mention increasing your business contacts." More information is available by mailing info@sdjewishchamber.org or calling toll free to (866) 969-5222.

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